Those lovely feeling masks that heat up on your face, have you ever wondered how they work? I know as a high school I was convinced it was magic! The mystery of how they warm up as soon as the contact the skin, has always been a mind blower for me. Well now we have answers!
Self heating face masks don’t have fairy dust in them! In fact its a lot more science behind it than you may have realized. These masks go through a chemical reaction in order to produce heat, at the touch of your skin! It happens when the product is mixed with water, and then placed on the skin. One of my favorite ones is by Biore. It’s mixture is made up of predominately minerals from volcanic ash, that when mixed with water create a thermal chemical reaction. Warming both the product and skin, giving you a true spa facial treatment.
Heated facial masks are often preferable over their basic counterparts because they offer better results. According to a representative from Somme Institute, a dermatologist owned and ran skincare company, “Self-heating masks are essential to open pores and activate blood circulation. If you suffer from blemishes, clogged pores, or oil overproduction, the enhanced pore-opening, blood flow–boosting action is perfect for you—and it enables the other ingredients in the treatment, like oil-absorbing kaolin (which is in both formulations), to work deeper within the skin to absorb impurities and debris.” Sounds like a win win to me. You get the relaxing feel of warmth on your skin and face, while the nutrients work deep in your pores, leaving you with beautiful clear skin.
Here are some Self Heating Mask Options: